You will soon discover that fish are more intelligent than most folks realize.
And be careful not to roll your kayak without knowing how to right it before you drown.
Not good for the tourist trade.
You will catch more fish if you concentrate less on your equipment choices than with knowing about the fish you will be hunting.
For example where they live, when and what they feed and on.
The skill of the fisherman is more important than their equipment.
Don’t be disappointed if you don’t meet with success at first.
The fish have been avoiding being eaten longer than we have been trying to catch them.
Get a long, narrow, light sit-in and you won’t get tired. That’s kind of the whole point of a kayak vs. a bass boat or skiff. I use mine (12’6" 52 lbs) for kayak touring as well. Everything on mine comes off.
But I can’t stand up in it. At least not for long.
I grew up in upstate NY on the Northshore of Oneida Lake, Bernhards Bay. Back then fishing was a way of life for me, Now that I live in Ohio, I try to get out when I can. It’s a family fun thing and we eat what’s considered good & legal.
My gear is nothing like what I used to have, but it’s enough for anything around my parts today. I’ve done all kinds of fishing over the years, ice, fly, deep sea, river, creeks & streams, ponds and lakes.
Below are photos of my current gear and some catches of so many.